Paleo diet: allowed food list

Hi folks, I have a few people asking more information about the Paleo diet, specifically the list of foods allowed or not. Paleo in Australia is mostly known because of Pete Evans, a chef and TV celebrity who has embraced thys lifestyle and is actively promoting it with great success, even if he had to fight many attacks by mainstream media and dietitians.

As you can see from this list, there are several foods that have quite a high carb content, and that’s where it differs more from a low carb or keto diet. Fruit of course is a very natural food, or at least it used to be before humans modified it to be bigger and sweeter, and that’s why the only fruit generally allowed on a keto diet are berries, that have a very low sugar content.

ALLOWED FOOD

FRUIT
Fresh or frozen, some restrictions on dried fruit.

VEGETABLES
Fresh, frozen or fermented, raw or cooked.

MEAT & SEAFOOD
Grass fed meat and wild caught seafod are preferable.

EGGS
Free range eggs when possible.

SEEDS & NUTS
To avoid in case of autoimmune issues, if you have digestion problems better limiting the seeds and nuts amount and/or activate them before consumption.

ROOT VEGETABLES
Jerusalem artichokes (topinambour), sweet potatoes, parsnip and daikon are allowed.

OILS & FATS
Coconut oil, Extra Virgin olive oil, fish oil, lard, dripping (better if from grass fed animals).

SPICES
All the spices are allowed

MUSHROOMS
All the (edible) mushrooms are allowed.

SEAWEEDS
To be avoided or limited in case of autoimmune issues or thyroid issues.

SWEETENERS
Honey is generally considered OK.

FLOURS
Green bananas flour
Hemp flour
Chestnuts flour
Coconut flour
Arrowroot flour
Almond flour
Sweet potato flour

There are also some foods that aren’t strictly part of a Paleo diet but are consumed in moderation by many:

– coffee
– 100% dark chocolate
– tea

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